<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedWed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTWed, 12 Sep 2018 16:56:06 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Heavyweight duels await as stakes rise in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/heavyweight-duels-await-as-stakes-rise-in-europe-2905711Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Croatia see off Iceland, Ireland top section]]>/worldcup/news/croatia-see-off-iceland-ireland-top-section-2849701The latest round of European qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia had a little bit of everything. FIFA.com takes a look back at Saturday’s thrills and spills.

 

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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Yugoslavia cause Chilean sensation]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2012/m=10/news=yugoslavia-cause-chilean-sensation-1795111.htmlFIFA.com recalls how a Yugoslavia team including Boban, Prosinecki, Mijatovic and Suker - one that nobody knew about before Chile 1987 - thrilled spectators and upset a series of giants to become youth champions of the world.]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013<![CDATA[Headers and volleys on entertaining night]]>/worldcup/news/headers-and-volleys-2842190FIFA.com recaps the entertainment.]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[New eras, new coaches, new nations]]>/worldcup/news/new-eras-new-coaches-new-nations-2830142FIFA.com previews the opening action in UEFA qualifying for Russia 2018 where 13 tickets to the world stage are for grabs.]]>Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[The weekend in review]]>/live-scores/news/y=2016/m=5/news=the-weekend-so-far-2790076.htmlWelcome to FIFA.com’s review of the weekend’s action, where we look back on the major happenings across world football.

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Sun, 08 May 2016 19:39:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=News
<![CDATA[Live Your Goals in September]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=live-your-goals-in-september-2708503.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 09:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Store: I saw their eyes sparkle in Macedonia]]>/development/news/y=2015/m=9/news=store-i-saw-the-sparkle-in-their-eyes-in-macedonia-2702560.htmlWed, 30 Sep 2015 13:29:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News<![CDATA[Heavyweights and old enemies meet in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/heavyweights-and-old-enemies-meet-in-europe-2667885FIFA.com takes a closer look at the groups in the European Zone, where Spain meet Italy, France take on the Netherlands and Sweden, and England reprise their old rivalry with Scotland. ]]>Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:53:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=Preliminary DrawKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[European coaches to recap Brazil 2014's technical legacy in Russia ]]>/worldcup/news/european-coaches-to-recap-brazil-2014-s-technical-legacy-in-russia-2439876Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™<![CDATA[Big guns, Swiss close in on Canada ]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2014/m=5/news=big-guns-swiss-close-in-on-canada-2336402.htmlFIFA.com casts a look back at recent events.]]>Fri, 09 May 2014 14:49:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015<![CDATA[Europe poised for last-day drama]]>/worldcup/news/europe-poised-for-last-day-drama-2195655Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Belgium, Germany and Switzerland join party]]>/worldcup/news/belgium-germany-and-switzerland-join-the-party-2194935Sat, 12 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Promised land looms for European quartet]]>/worldcup/news/promised-land-looms-for-european-quartet-2193684Belgium, Germany, Russia and Switzerland could all qualify for Brazil 2014 on Friday as the penultimate round of qualifiers takes place across Europe, with England and Montenegro also battling it out for supremacy at the top of Group H.

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Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[European quartet eye early progress]]>/worldcup/news/european-quartet-eye-early-progress-2169692FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:04:06 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Decisive duels as end draws near]]>/worldcup/news/decisive-duels-campaign-end-draws-near-2167710Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/news/y=2013/m=7/news=happy-birthday-you-2138548.htmlWe take a look at some of this week's footballing birthdays, with a couple of tricky wingers and a FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 star all celebrating in the week to come.

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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:27:02 GMTArea=News CentreSection=BirthdaysKind=News
<![CDATA[Youth coaches brought up to speed]]>/u20worldcup/news/y=2013/m=7/news=youth-coaches-brought-speed-2129270.htmlFIFA has host a first-of-it's-kind coaching seminar at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013, giving young coaches for a variety of differenr nations the chance to observe and learn new techniques.

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Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:34:01 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-20 World Cup Turkey 2013
<![CDATA[Crunch time for Portugal in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-portugal-europe-2103404Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:09:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Crunch time for former champions]]>/worldcup/news/crunch-time-for-former-champions-2044761FIFA.com previews the action.]]>Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:03:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Spain stumble, Portugal rescue point]]>/worldcup/news/spain-stumble-portugal-rescue-point-2044063FIFA.com reviews all the action from a massive evening of Brazil 2014 qualifiers in Europe highlighted by a shock draw at home for world champions Spain against Finland, while Portugal narrowly avoided defeat in Israel.]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Pacovski: My best is yet to come]]>/worldcup/news/pacovski-best-yet-come-2034595FIFA.com about facing his adopted country, Belgium, in a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying double header.]]>Tue, 19 Mar 2013 07:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Who should your club sign?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=12/news=who-should-your-club-sign-1977969.htmlFIFA.com wants to know who you reckon your club should sign in January 2013.]]>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 10:54:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[What is international football’s biggest rivalry?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=11/news=what-international-football-biggest-rivalry-1893478.htmlFIFA.com wants to know what you feel is the biggest rivalry in the international game.]]>Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:36:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Excitement as Euro elite face off]]>/worldcup/news/excitement-euro-elite-face-off-1785373FIFA.com explains.]]>Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[High stakes in Belgrade, Moscow and Piraeus]]>/worldcup/news/high-stakes-belgrade-moscow-and-piraeus-1783048Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:08:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Watch out!]]>/news/y=2012/m=9/news=watch-out-1702674.htmlFIFA.com delivers you a football-related photo you won’t be able to resist paying a second glance to. This week’s involves a chaotic scene from France 1998!]]>Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:03:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Super SnapKind=News<![CDATA[World champions join the party]]>/worldcup/news/world-champions-join-the-party-1698641FIFA.com looks ahead to all the action in the old continent.]]>Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:26:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Big guns hit ground running]]>/worldcup/news/big-guns-hit-ground-running-1697521The likes of England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal made winning starts to European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014, while Italy were held to a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria.

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Road to Brazil begins in Europe]]>/worldcup/news/road-brazil-begins-europe-1695910Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:41:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[Bobrov spurs Soviets to dream comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Exactly sixty years ago, Yugoslavia led Soviet Union 5-1 with just 15 minutes remaining in their fight for a place in the Olympic quarter-finals. Thereafter, though, Vsevolod Bobrov inspired one of the greatest fightbacks in football history.


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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 03:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments London 2012 - Men
<![CDATA[Demiri: Thun's late bloomer]]>/live-scores/news/y=2012/m=5/news=demiri-thun-late-bloomer-1625861.htmlFIFA.com spoke to 26-year-old FYR Macedonia and FC Thun star Muhamed Demiri about his eventual top-level breakthrough and his international ambitions.]]>Sat, 05 May 2012 08:57:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=NewsTournament=Raiffeisen Super League 2013/2014<![CDATA[And the winners are…]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1567171/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:18:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=The ClubKind=News<![CDATA[Toshack: A huge challenge]]>/worldcup/news/toshack-huge-challenge-1566969FIFA.com about facing up to Wales in the Brazil 2014 qualifiers and about the scale of the task facing him in developing his team into a force to be reckoned with.]]>Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone<![CDATA[The special ones]]>/development/news/y=2011/m=12/news=the-special-ones-1562225.htmlKeepers have long had a reputation for being 'different' from their outfield team-mates but, even at international level, they have not always received the dedicated training support that their position requires – something FIFA is now looking to change.

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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:49:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=GoalkeeperKind=News
<![CDATA[Levein: We have homework to do]]>/worldcup/news/levein-have-homework-1488353"It could have been worse. With a draw like this we’ll have a lot of homework to do in preparation for the matches, and I wouldn’t dare to make any predictions at this early stage. I have faith in my team," Craig Levein, Scotland manager

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Sun, 07 Aug 2011 17:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=Group QuotesTournament=FIFA WC 2014 Prel. Comp. European Zone
<![CDATA[Key victories see groups tighten]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=key-victories-see-groups-tighten-1446963.htmlFIFA.com reviews Saturday's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying matches, which featured a poor result for England, victory and a landmark for Republic of Ireland, and results which have tightened the top of many groups.]]>Sat, 04 Jun 2011 22:58:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Pre-holiday push for EURO stars]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=6/news=pre-holiday-push-for-euro-stars-1445962.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2011 08:59:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Who’ve been the stars of 2010/11?]]>/live-scores/news/y=2011/m=5/news=who-been-the-stars-2010-1436854.htmlFIFA.com wants to know which players have impressed you the most during the 2010/11 season across Europe.]]>Wed, 18 May 2011 10:09:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=Have Your Say<![CDATA[Big guns and surprise sharpshooters]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=10/news=big-guns-and-surprise-sharpshooters-1315356.htmlThe third round of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers played on Friday saw four teams continue perfect campaigns. Some group leaders were to be expected, but some have shot out of the shadows.

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Sat, 09 Oct 2010 01:20:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[France stunned as forwards thrive]]>/live-scores/news/y=2010/m=9/news=france-stunned-forwards-thrive-1294465.htmlBelarus won 1-0 in France as Portugal were held 4-4 by visiting Cyprus, while Italy's Antonio Cassano, Fernando Torres of Spain and England talisman Wayne Rooney inspired victories.

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Sat, 04 Sep 2010 03:35:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News
<![CDATA[Gingoldj gutted by 87th-minute goal]]>http://www.fifa.com/theclub/news/newsid=1138769/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att=In his first attempt at FIFA World Leagues Predictor, MODYRONALDO flew straight to the top of Round 12, predicting with 80 per cent accuracy.

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Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:28:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WL PredictorKind=News
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=11/news=happy-birthday-you-1126732.htmlFIFA.com presents a selection of Planet Football's best-known birthday boys this week.  Mark Hughes and Jozy Altidore are among those celebrating.
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Sun, 01 Nov 2009 08:14:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=GeneralKind=News
<![CDATA[England and Serbia on the verge]]>/worldcup/news/england-and-serbia-the-verge-1099391 England and Serbia will have the chance to reach South Africa 2010 in midweek, while Denmark, Slovakia and Spain could also secure qualification.

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Tue, 08 Sep 2009 00:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
<![CDATA[Big names face decisive duels]]>/worldcup/news/big-names-face-decisive-duels-1097974Fri, 04 Sep 2009 08:06:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Scots drinking at last chance saloon]]>/worldcup/news/scots-drinking-last-chance-saloon-1096908Tue, 01 Sep 2009 09:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™<![CDATA[Eastern delight for old rivals]]>/live-scores/news/y=2009/m=8/news=eastern-delight-for-old-rivals-1090131.htmlWed, 12 Aug 2009 23:11:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=National TeamsKind=News<![CDATA[Macedonians' rising dream]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2009/m=7/news=macedonians-rising-dream-1080152.html Four points from two qualifiers in June has kept FYR Macedonia's South Africa 2010 chances alive and taken them up 11 places on the global ladder.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2009 08:32:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Ilirqorri goes top as trio tie]]>http://www.fifa.com/games/worldcuppredictor/news/newsid=1070281/index.html?cid=rssfeed&att= A 303-point return sent Ilirqorri top of the McDonald's FIFA World Cup Predictor, while trator, Felipe87 and casperozhead finished joint-top of Matchday 10.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 17:09:00 GMTArea=The ClubSection=WC Predictor Kind=News
<![CDATA[England, Serbia edge ever closer]]>/worldcup/news/england-serbia-edge-ever-closer-1069985Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:20:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™